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PRO-WASH About

PRO-WASH is an initiative funded by USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (FFP) and led by Save the Children. PRO-WASH aims to improve the quality of activities, strengthen the capacity and skills of FFP implementing partners in WASH, and improve the level of knowledge and practices around WASH.

What We Do

PRO-WASH works with USAID Food for Peace partners and the broader WASH community to capture
and share lessons learned, develop and deliver capacity-building opportunities, and promote evidence-
based solutions for improving the quality of WASH interventions within food security programming.

How we can help:

  • Update and create ready to use tools, guides and training material on key WASH topics
  • Provide your program with remote and in-person technical support for WASH
  • Organize in-country, regional or online learning and capacity building events
  • Share the latest WASH research with you and how you can use this research in your programming
  • Share regular updates on PRO-WASH activities,  new WASH tools, training opportunities and events through our newsletter
  • Help you capture your lessons learned and success stories by working with you to write learning briefs, host webinars, record Podcasts, and share these with the wider FFP community
  • Link you to other WASH actors

Reach out to us for tools, technical guides and training material on sanitation marketing, water quality
monitoring, formative research, social and behavior change strategy development and more!

Who We Are

Rebekah Pinto has over 10 years of experience designing,evaluating and managing community-based nutrition and WASH programming. She worked formerly as a multi-sectoral nutrition specialist for The World Bank supporting programming throughout the East Asia and Africa regions. As part of this work, Rebekah led efforts to design a nationwide programs focusing on the treatment and prevention of early childhood stunting. During this period, she also led technical assistance to country teams in The Philippines, Laos, Cambodia and Timor-Leste to design and cost large-scale, multi-sectoral programming that integrated strengthened nutrition and WASH-relevant interventions into existing social protection platforms. Her current research examines the effect of inadequate WASH on stunting and undernutrition outcomes for Indonesian children in the ‘Window of Opportunity.’ In her most recent position at PATH, Rebekah provided technical assistance through the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement (SUN) to countries in emergency settings to cost their nationwide nutrition and WASH programs.

 

 

 

Nicole Weber is the Capacity Strengthening and Learning Sr. Specialist for PRO-WASH. She has seven years of experience in Global Health/ WASH/program management in emergency and development settings.  She worked/lived in DRC and Chad and has provided shorter term TA in Bangladesh, Haiti, Ghana, Mauritania, Rwanda, Togo, Uganda, and Zambia. She previously worked with CDC, Mercy Corps, PU-AMI, The Carter Center, and IFRC. Nicole has a Master in Public Health and a Master in Humanitarian Aid. She is an adjunct lecturer with the Drexel University School of Public Health. She was the WASH chapter lead author for the recently published textbook: Health in Humanitarian Emergencies: Principles and Practice for Public Health and Healthcare Practitioners.